August 4, 2009, - 11:40 am

What NOT to Wear: 7th Century “Fashions” for Fall Now Showing in Paris

By Debbie Schlussel


Remember the good old days when haute couture–high fashion–meant style and class, dignity and elegance?  That used to be the way of the runways of French fasion week, when designers like Chanel and Givenchy, had their models strut the runways of Paris with beautiful ensembles–silk shantung suits and toile gowns.


Givenchy Fall, Um, “Fashion”

Sadly, as my friend–Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld, the great, tireless warrior against Islamic extremism–noted to me in an e-mail, this fall’s fashion week, held last month in Paris, featured something entirely different.  Those same designers embracing the burqa, the hijab, the niqab, the abaya, and other signs of Islamic oppression of women.  It’s interesting:  designers who used to stand for the liberation of women, via mini-skirts and less complicated, cumbersome outfits, have now done a 180.  All of their liberal values tossed out the window in a  New York minute in order to embrace the chick-hatred of Islam. . . and to stick it to French President Nicholas Sarkozy (who is trying to outlaw this garb of extremism and she-slavery).

I’ve been following this (anti-)fashion trend over the last decade.  As I’ve noted, women’s magazines, like Marie Claire, told us how “sexy” the niqab (full face veil) and gave us several page spreads to show us models covered in all-Black sacks and ugly drapery.  And there have been several fashion shows like this in Britain and elsewhere.  But they usually didn’t feature the top of the line designers like Chanel and Givenchy.


More Givenchy “Haute Couture” Jihadi Wear


Chanel-istan “Fall Fashion”

Can’t wait ’til clownista dresser and failed fashion slave Michelle Hussein Obama picks up one of these.  Let’s hope she opts for the ones covering the face.  And maybe she can purchase Whipped-Hubby-in-Chief Barack a matching keffiyeh–you know, just to make what I’ve been warning about for the last three years “official.”

All this summer, gladiator sandals have been all the rage for women.  Some have said that bondage gear is next.  Whoever predicted that was close, but apparently fashion has skipped to a far lower rung in the ancient sado-barbaric wear.

Read more about Paris Islamo-pandering Fashion Week.

****  UPDATE:  As my friend Bill notes:

The sad and ironic part is that many of these designers would be killed under sharia law for being homosexual. I wonder if they ever considered that fact as they were embracing a culture that would prefer them hung or thrown off a high building or stoned to death.


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17 Responses

Sick beyond words…

goldenmike4393 on August 4, 2009 at 11:48 am

THAT is the most gosh-awful thing I’ve ever seen…

Mistress_Dee on August 4, 2009 at 11:51 am

More Islam influence. If they can convince the stupid Oprah, View, “elitist” women of this country that wearing a burqa is stylish then they have won. Can’t wait for the baby Gap line.
Serves the feminist movement in this country right.

wolf2012 on August 4, 2009 at 12:06 pm

If we’re going to wear robes, can’t they be like the ones from Star Trek: The Next Generation? At least they had some form and function. Plus, I liked all the different colors. Hey! Just had an idea for Spring/Summer 2010–Vulcan Chic! They had the good sense to dress their women in light colored robes in their deserts.

(sigh. The canary really is starting to die.)

cirrus1701 on August 4, 2009 at 12:46 pm

Not very Islamic showing nipple through the fabric. But I agree with the analysis.

Fleiter on August 4, 2009 at 1:26 pm


sjh on August 4, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Someone in the fashion world need a very big reality check after the Islamists take over France.

Bobby'sBrain on August 4, 2009 at 4:11 pm

Were the models stoned to death at the end of the runway for showing so much skin? Has a fatwa been issued against the designers for mocking Islam? Would these items resemble the girls clothing Mohammed wore of Aisha’s? Leave it to those “alternative lifestyle” turned “traditional marriage” definition fashion designers to create such a vibrant topic of discussion! Clothes for the unwashed masses is secondary, of course.

FeFe on August 4, 2009 at 4:48 pm

not even attractive

mindy abraham on August 4, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    It is actually pretty garish. The jewelry reminds me of backward tribal chiefs who felt they had to display their wealth in the most tasteless and conspicuous ways in order to impress others. Will these French culture mavens subject us to lip plates next?

    Sorrow01 on August 4, 2009 at 6:57 pm

Yes, it is good stuff to put on your slave girl. That model’s outfit looks like something out of a “B” grade sand and camel flick.

Sorrow01 on August 4, 2009 at 6:52 pm


BB on August 4, 2009 at 11:16 pm

I always say let liberals and Muslims COEXIST. A reality show to be seen on Al-Jazeera. These designers are fools and like Bill says wouldn’t even exist in those countries they would design for.

CaliforniaScreaming on August 5, 2009 at 12:08 am

That first pic reminds me of a female Sith, from the Star Wars universe. All that is missing is a lightsabre.

Kal on August 5, 2009 at 2:23 am

They’re just give their clients what they want. Who in the world can afford designer garb these days except for the Arab oil countries! They come with their cash to buy this stuff to wear under their burqas…so now they are continuing the outward style inward. The fashion elite probably like the in-your-face at Sarkozy as well.

Linda on August 5, 2009 at 10:27 am

Maybe they are high fashion outfits for Halloween………

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